Suggested teaser: Last year ushered in several new rules to improve animal welfare, and the meat industry is digging in its heels for new battles in the year ahead.
US Regulators are critical of the new WHO regulations, limiting antibiotic use in livestock.
Despite EPA objections, environmental groups are pushing for CAFOs to report emissions of air pollutants.
A campaign to legalize street vending is gaining strength from local resistance to President Trump's immigration policies.
Ranchers worry that a move to delay federal rules that would make it easier for them lodge complaints about unfair treatment may spell the end of the new rules.
While it’s difficult to pin a dollar figure on how NAFTA has directly affected farmers and ranchers in the U.S., it has opened up markets for certain products.
Residents of Pretty Prairie, Kansas are concerned about how federal budget cuts might affect their ability to pay for a new water treatment system.
New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on produce.
Immigration lawyers are getting calls from farmers looking for foreign "guest workers." Farmers worry they'll lose existing workers to an immigration crackdown.
Drones are seen by many as part of the next generation of “precision agriculture” tools. Here are five ways drones are already impacting the food system.
In the past, farmers could buy feed containing antibiotics at a local feed store without consulting a vet. Now, they need to obtain a Veterinary Feed Directive.
Food manufacturers are under pressure to replace carrageenan, an ingredient that's widely used in products. The organic industry just moved to ban it.
A stunning 90 percent of US urban streams contained concentrations of pesticides, most of which were used to keep bugs out of our homes and away from our yards.
Last year's forest fires have produced a bumper crop of morels, but the Forest Service isn't issuing commercial licenses in some prime picking spots.
Commercial kitchen space can be hard to come by and expensive to build. One tech startup is trying to fix that, using concepts from the sharing economy.
What started as a way to centralize the production of pizza dough is now also an incubator for small food businesses. We go inside One World's kitchen share.
Workers at meat processing plants describe punishing rates of production, leaving them with a lifetime of pain and physical problems.
Cuba is an important ally for the U.S. on some hot-button international agriculture issues, such as food safety and animal health regulations, Vilsack said.
Under current rules, foods containing more than 3 grams of fat per serving can't call themselves "healthy" on labels.
CRISPR technology deletes segments of an organism’s own genome to engineer the expression of a particular trait.